Sichuan Pandas,Macaques & oh no! Steps July 12th 2010 To save time we flew from Xian to Chengdu in 75 mins. instead of 18 hours on a sleeper we treated ourselves. Taxi took us to near the centre of this small(4 million)city to some old style narrow traffic free alleys to find our digs for the next 3 days at the Dragon Town Youth Hostel. The streets had been repaired since the last earthquake in 2008,the alley looked very smart and fresh but still wit ... read more
Asia » China » Sichuan » Chengdu » Emi Shan For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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Scottish and on a sabbatical with my wife Lynn for one year, we are in Thailand now and will be in China next stop for two months.My wife is a Midwife and I am Ranger/Ski Teacher(snow),we are in our 40's and have a son called Jamie who works offshore.... full info